The Xsyon landscape is based on the Lake Tahoe basin and its surroundings. Lake Tahoe is an alpine lake nestled in the Sierra Nevada mountain range along the California and Nevada border. This location provides a wilderness setting with few traces of modern civilization as a clean slate for the first settlers of Xsyon to construct their world.
The Xsyon world is set in a realistic and dynamic environment. The environment is meant to be not only visual and immersive, but affects and is affected by the Xsyon pioneers.
The Xsyon interface is designed to be simple, user friendly and customizable. The User Interface is considered a work in progress as we continue to add and revise interface elements over time.
Xsyon is a social game and interaction with other players is important for survival. Xsyon provides various chat channels and methods for players to exchange good and communicate.
Everyone is a hero in Xsyon. Your character begins with decent base statistics but is unskilled an untrained. In time your character will gain knowledge and develop the crafts and skills to flourish in this new world.
Upon character creation, you can customize your character's appearance. Over time your appearance will change.
Characters in Xsyon can perform a basic set of physical actions, from gathering resources to interacting with other players.
Characters in Xsyon rely primarily on their skills to perform actions, gather resources, craft objects and fight.
The pioneer relies on the living world for resources to thrive in the world of Xsyon. Resources provide the basic materials for crafting, building construction and survival.
Terraforming is one of Xsyon's unique and exciting features. Players can shape the land in useful and creative ways. They can lay foundations for their towns or sculpt the landscape as terraforming artists. Many things are possible!
Crafting is a major focus in the world of Xsyon. Players can craft armor, weapons, tools, components and a variety of useful equipment.
Xsyon features an extensive system for constructing buildings. Players use a wide selection of building elements to design and develop unique structures, mazes, monuments, homes and towns.
Xsyon is not a gear based game. The player can choose gear based on appearances and play style with individual gear varying in quality and properties based on the crafter and materials used.
Xsyon features a flexible, manually controlled combat system. Targeting is based on player angles and swing directions. Final damage is calculated based on many factors.
Wild creatures populate the world of Xsyon. Creatures can be hunted or become hunters and are a major source of resources.
Life in Xsyon revolves around player created Tribes. Players can develop small homesteads and play solo or band together to form larger tribes. Players will find the need to interact with others to survive and thrive in this newly formed world.
Xsyon features a unique player driven quest system. Xsyon does not have traditional quest giving NPCs.
The Xsyon Guide Team runs regular events and contests to bring the player community together and provide memorable experiences. Minor spontaneous events are running during the week with planned announced events on weekends.